We know that when it comes to learning, one size does not fit all. So in addition to our excellent, well-rounded neighborhood schools, Sunnyvale School District offers several Programs of Choice: a science focus, a brand-new Spanish dual-immersion program, and a parent-participation program at the elementary level. In middle school, we offer a University Partnership Program that brings cutting-edge curriculum and best practices gleaned through Stanford University research to our students. In these programs, and at every one of our neighborhood schools, our curriculum includes music, art, living history, hands-on science, project-based learning, and state-of-the-art technology, but with a special emphasis that works best for your family!
Please note that students who wish to enroll in Columbia Middle School's University Partnership Program or a Program of Choice at a school other than their neighborhood school must go through the district's open enrollment process.
Fairwood Explorer School
Parent Participation Program
Fairwood Explorer’s goal is to guide its diverse student body to become creative, intellectually curious, confident, respectful, self-disciplined and socially responsible.
For more information on Fairwood Explorer School, please click here.
Vargas Elementary School
Student Success through Science
Vargas Elementary students enjoy a rich, well-rounded curriculum of language arts, mathematics, social studies and the arts, viewed through a scientific lens.
For more information on Vargas Elementary's Student Success through Science program, please visit Vargas' web site or call (408) 522-8267.
Bishop Elementary School
A Leader in Me School
Together, we recognize and celebrate the greatness of each child and provide students with multiple opportunities to develop their full potential.
For more information about The Leader in Me, visit Bishop's website or call 408.522.8229.
Columbia Middle School
Stanford University Partnership Program (UPP)
UPP provides a classroom community that is rigorous and engaging, developed through Columbia’s partnership with Stanford University’s researchers, clinical associates, and teacher candidates.
For more information on UPP at Columbia Middle School, click here or please call (408) 522-8247.
San Miguel Elementary School
An Ashoka Changemaker School* offering Juntos Spanish-English Dual Immersion Program
Dual-immersion students develop analytical skills that strengthen all academic areas. Dual-immersion currently for kindergarten and first-grade only. Welcoming second-grade in fall of 2017. For more information on San Miguel Elementary’s Juntos Spanish-English Dual Immersion program, please visit their web page or call (408) 522-8278.
Lakewood Tech EQ
Technology & Social Smarts for the 21st-century
Lakewood Elementary’s nurturing environment is foundational to our children’s development into forward-thinking, emotionally resilient problem-solvers. We have high standards for our students’ academic achievement, integrity, leadership, and responsible citizenship. For more information on Lakewood Tech EQ, visit their web page or call 408.522.8272.